The National Think Tank Compensation Survey includes all of this and more! Think tanks and research organizations represent a unique segment of employers. Typically considered small employers by private-sector standards, these organizations employ nationally recognized experts in their fields and must remain competitive by offering a combination of pay and practices that sets them apart from other smaller employers. For this reason, a specialized survey of think tanks offers unique insights into these employers’ hiring practices. Our aim has always been to create a survey that would uniquely address the needs of this community, both in terms of the questions that are asked and the jobs that are surveyed.